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e·voke

 (ĭ-vōk′)
tr.v. e·voked, e·vok·ing, e·vokes
1. To give rise to; draw forth; produce: words that evoked a smile; actions that evoked mistrust.
2. To call to mind, as by suggestion, association, or reference: songs that evoke old memories; a speech that evoked the words of Jefferson.
3. To create anew, especially by means of the imagination: a novel that accurately evokes the Depression.
4. To summon by magical or supernatural power; conjure.

[Latin ēvocāre : ē-, ex-, ex- + vocāre, to call; see wekw- in Indo-European roots.]

ev′o·ca·ble (ĕv′ə-kə-bəl, ĭ-vō′kə-) adj.
Synonyms: evoke, educe, elicit
These verbs mean to draw forth or bring out something latent, hidden, or unexpressed: a smell that evoked childhood memories; words that educed powerful emotions in the listeners; tried to elicit the truth from the reluctant witness.

evoke

(ɪˈvəʊk)
vb (tr)
1. to call or summon up (a memory, feeling, etc), esp from the past
2. to call forth or provoke; produce; elicit: his words evoked an angry reply.
3. (Alternative Belief Systems) to cause (spirits) to appear; conjure up
[C17: from Latin ēvocāre to call forth, from vocāre to call]
eˈvoker n
Usage: See at evince, invoke

e•voke

(ɪˈvoʊk)

v.t. e•voked, e•vok•ing.
1. to call up or produce (memories, feelings, etc.).
2. to elicit or draw forth: His comment evoked many protests.
3. to suggest through artistry and imagination: a poem that evokes sounds and images of urban life.
4. to call up; cause to appear; summon: to evoke a spirit from the dead.
[1615–25; < Latin ēvocāre=ē- e- + vocāre to call (akin to vōx voice)]
e•vok′er, n.

evoke


Past participle: evoked
Gerund: evoking

Imperative
evoke
evoke
Present
I evoke
you evoke
he/she/it evokes
we evoke
you evoke
they evoke
Preterite
I evoked
you evoked
he/she/it evoked
we evoked
you evoked
they evoked
Present Continuous
I am evoking
you are evoking
he/she/it is evoking
we are evoking
you are evoking
they are evoking
Present Perfect
I have evoked
you have evoked
he/she/it has evoked
we have evoked
you have evoked
they have evoked
Past Continuous
I was evoking
you were evoking
he/she/it was evoking
we were evoking
you were evoking
they were evoking
Past Perfect
I had evoked
you had evoked
he/she/it had evoked
we had evoked
you had evoked
they had evoked
Future
I will evoke
you will evoke
he/she/it will evoke
we will evoke
you will evoke
they will evoke
Future Perfect
I will have evoked
you will have evoked
he/she/it will have evoked
we will have evoked
you will have evoked
they will have evoked
Future Continuous
I will be evoking
you will be evoking
he/she/it will be evoking
we will be evoking
you will be evoking
they will be evoking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been evoking
you have been evoking
he/she/it has been evoking
we have been evoking
you have been evoking
they have been evoking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been evoking
you will have been evoking
he/she/it will have been evoking
we will have been evoking
you will have been evoking
they will have been evoking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been evoking
you had been evoking
he/she/it had been evoking
we had been evoking
you had been evoking
they had been evoking
Conditional
I would evoke
you would evoke
he/she/it would evoke
we would evoke
you would evoke
they would evoke
Past Conditional
I would have evoked
you would have evoked
he/she/it would have evoked
we would have evoked
you would have evoked
they would have evoked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.evoke - call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)evoke - call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
create, make - make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"
touch a chord, strike a chord - evoke a reaction, response, or emotion; "this writer strikes a chord with young women"; "The storyteller touched a chord"
ask for, invite - increase the likelihood of; "ask for trouble"; "invite criticism"
draw - elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.; "The President's comments drew sharp criticism from the Republicans"; "The comedian drew a lot of laughter"
rekindle - arouse again; "rekindle hopes"; "rekindle her love"
infatuate - arouse unreasoning love or passion in and cause to behave in an irrational way; "His new car has infatuated him"; "love has infatuated her"
prick - to cause a sharp emotional pain; "The thought of her unhappiness pricked his conscience"
fire up, stir up, wake, heat, ignite, inflame - arouse or excite feelings and passions; "The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor"; "The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world"; "Wake old feelings of hatred"
stimulate, stir, shake up, excite, shake - stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"
excite - arouse or elicit a feeling
anger - make angry; "The news angered him"
discomfit, discompose, untune, upset, disconcert - cause to lose one's composure
shame - cause to be ashamed
spite, wound, bruise, injure, offend, hurt - hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised my ego"
overwhelm, sweep over, whelm, overpower, overtake, overcome - overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
interest - excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of
2.evoke - evoke or provoke to appear or occur; "Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple"
bring up, call down, conjure, conjure up, invoke, call forth, put forward, arouse, evoke, stir, raise - summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic; "raise the specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the air"; "call down the spirits from the mountain"
cause, do, make - give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident"
pick - provoke; "pick a fight or a quarrel"
3.evoke - deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning); "We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant"
construe, interpret, see - make sense of; assign a meaning to; "What message do you see in this letter?"; "How do you interpret his behavior?"
4.evoke - summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magicevoke - summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic; "raise the specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the air"; "call down the spirits from the mountain"
anathemise, anathemize, bedamn, beshrew, damn, imprecate, maledict, curse - wish harm upon; invoke evil upon; "The bad witch cursed the child"
bless - give a benediction to; "The dying man blessed his son"
create, make - make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"
call forth, evoke, kick up, provoke - evoke or provoke to appear or occur; "Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple"
5.evoke - call to mind; "this remark evoked sadness"
evince, express, show - give expression to; "She showed her disappointment"
reek, smack, smell - have an element suggestive (of something); "his speeches smacked of racism"; "this passage smells of plagiarism"
incriminate, inculpate, imply - suggest that someone is guilty

evoke

verb
2. provoke, produce, elicit, call to mind, call forth, educe (rare) Hearing these songs can still evoke strong memories and emotions.

evoke

verb
To call forth or bring out (something latent, hidden, or unexpressed):
Translations
يُثير، يَسْتَرْجِعيَسْتَثير، يُثير
fremkaldefremmaneskabevække
vekja, kalla/laîa fram
pažadintisukeliantissukėlimasžadinantis
atsauktizraisīt
andırmakanımsatmakneden olmak

evoke

[ɪˈvəʊk] VT [+ memories] → evocar; [+ admiration] → suscitar, provocar

evoke

[ɪˈvəʊk] vt [+ memory, idea, response] → évoquer; [+ admiration] → susciter

evoke

vtheraufbeschwören; memory alsowachrufen; admiration, responsehervorrufen

evoke

[ɪˈvəʊk] vt (memories) → evocare; (admiration) → suscitare

evoke

(iˈvəuk) verb
1. to cause or produce (especially a response, reaction etc). His letter in the newspaper evoked a storm of protest.
2. to bring into the mind. A piece of music can sometimes evoke (memories of) the past.
ˌevoˈcation (evəˈkeiʃn) , (ivouʃkeiʃn) noun
evocative (iˈvokətiv) adjective
tending to evoke memories etc.

evoke

vt. evocar, recordar.
References in classic literature ?
At the thought, the ambitious father almost consented, in his heart, that, if the devil's power were needed to the accomplishment of this great object, Maule might evoke him.
Or, to the unread, unsophisticated Protestant of the Middle American States, why does the passing mention of a White Friar or a White Nun, evoke such an eyeless statue in the soul?
Now, it is evident that the dramatic incidents must be treated from the same points of view as the dramatic speeches, when the object is to evoke the sense of pity, fear, importance, or probability.
Dantes reflected, as he worked, on the shout of joy which, with a single word, he could evoke from all these men, if he gave utterance to the one unchanging thought that pervaded his heart; but, far from disclosing this precious secret, he almost feared that he had already said too much, and by his restlessness and continual questions, his minute observations and evident pre-occupation, aroused suspicions.
These words made allusion to all the memories which Anne of Austria trembled to evoke.
And there was no one from whom I could hear, to whom I could speak, with whom I could evoke the image of Rita.
She could manage to help her boy get what he wanted out of life without his having to pay such a terrible price as, the mine on one hand, and his father's displeasure on the other, might exact, for she knew that if he persisted too long, the break with Martin could never be bridged and that in the end his father would evoke the full powers of the law to disinherit him and tie her own hands as completely as possible in that direction.
Was there more in her frank beauty than met the eye--the power, perhaps, to evoke passions, good and bad, and to bring them speedily to a fulfillment?
One disagreeable result of whispering is that it seems to evoke an atmosphere of silence, haunted by the ghosts of sound--strange cracks and tickings, the rustling of garments that have no substance in them, and the tread of dreadful feet that would leave no mark on the sea-sand or the winter snow.
There are sights and sounds which evoke a vision, an echo, of Newport and Saratoga.
Old Bielokonski"listened to all the fevered and despairing lamentations of Lizabetha Prokofievna without the least emotion; the tears of this sorrowful mother did not evoke answering sighs-- in fact, she laughed at her.
It appeared to him that the shade of the unfortunate Philippe passed between D'Artagnan and himself, to evoke the remembrance of that terrible adventure.